C-21A Learjet 1/48 Scale Model
The C-21A is a military variant of the Learjet 35A business jet. It is a twin turbofan engine aircraft for cargo and passenger airlift and is also capable of transporting litters during medical evacuations. In April 1984 the delivery of the C-21A fleet began and was completed in October 1985 for deployment. On April 1 1997 all continental US-based C-21s were realigned under Air Mobility Command with the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base Ill. as the lead command. C-21s stationed outside the continental United States are assigned to theater commanders. The C-21A has a maximum speed of 530 mph and a maximum range of 2 306 miles. It has a crew of two a pilot and a co-pilot. The C-21A has a capacity of carrying eight passengers. The aircraft is equipped with an automatic navigation system and four cathode ray tubes display for enhanced pilot crew efficiency. There are 38 C-21As in active duty with the Air Force.